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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

veg•e•tar•i•anˌvɛdʒ ɪˈtɛər i ən(n.)

  1. a person who does not eat or does not believe in eating meat, fish, fowl, or, in some cases, any food derived from animals.

    Category: Nutrition, Common Vocabulary

  2. (adj.)of or pertaining to vegetarianism or vegetarians.

    Category: Nutrition

  3. consisting solely of vegetables.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vegetarian(noun)

    eater of fruits and grains and nuts; someone who eats no meat or fish or (often) any animal products

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. vegetarian(noun)ˌvɛdʒ ɪˈtɛər i ən

    sb who does not eat meat

    Are you a vegetarian?; a vegetarian dish


  1. vegetarian(Noun)

    A person who does not eat animal flesh, or, in some cases, animal products.

  2. vegetarian(Noun)

    An animal that eats only plants; a herbivore.

  3. vegetarian(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the type of diet eaten by vegetarians (in all senses).

  4. vegetarian(Adjective)

    Of a product normally made with meat, having non-meat substitutes in place of meat.

  5. Origin: ; popularized following 1847 foundation of British .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vegetarian(noun)

    one who holds that vegetables and fruits are the only proper food for man. Strict vegetarians eat no meat, eggs, or milk

  2. Vegetarian(adj)

    of or pertaining to vegetarianism; as, a vegetarian diet


  1. Vegetarian food

    Vegetarian cuisine refers to food that meets vegetarian standards by not including meat and animal tissue products. For lacto-ovo vegetarianism, eggs and dairy products such as milk and cheese are permitted. For lacto vegetarianism, the earliest known type of vegetarianism, dairy products such as milk and cheese are permitted. The strictest forms of vegetarianism are veganism and fruitarianism, which exclude all animal products, including dairy products as well as honey, and even some refined sugars if filtered and whitened with bone char. Vegetarian foods can be classified into several different types: Traditional foods that have always been vegetarian include cereals, grains, fruits, vegetables, and nuts Soy products including tofu and tempeh which are common protein sources Textured vegetable protein, made from defatted soy flour, often included in chili and burger recipes in place of ground meat Meat analogues, which mimic the taste, texture, and appearance of meat and are often used in recipes that traditionally contained meat. Vegans may also use analogues for eggs and dairy products

Translations for vegetarian

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person who does not eat meat of any kind

Has he always been a vegetarian?; (also adjective) This is a vegetarian dish.

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